Canadian Plastics


October 18, 2017 News

CCC Plastics reps new purging line in Canada

by Canadian Plastics

iD Additives Inc., a North American supplier of additives to the plastics industry, has named CCC Plastics as its distributor throughout Canada for its lines of foaming agents and purging products. Based in Mississauga, Ont., CCC Plastics was already the

October 16, 2017 News

DowDuPont Specialty Products names 2017 Pedersen award medalists

by Canadian Plastics

DowDuPont’s Specialty Products division has named three outstanding scientists as 2017 Pedersen Award Medalists, which is given in recognition of individuals who have made technical contributions that have delivered significant value to customers. Paul Fagan, of Wilmington, Delaware, is being

October 12, 2017 News

Spartech announces plant closure, layoffs

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics sheet manufacturer and thermoformer Spartech LLC is shuttering its factory in Ripon, Wisconsin and eliminating almost half of the positions at its plant in Greenville, Ohio.

October 11, 2017 News

Industry veteran Frank LaRocque rejoins M. Holland Company

by Canadian Plastics

LaRocque worked for M. Holland Canada in various sales, application development, and market manager roles from October 2004 through June 2015. From June 2015 onward, he served as president of Toronto-based blown film packaging supplier Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd.

October 11, 2017 News

Indorama Ventures acquires DuPont Teijin Films

by Canadian Plastics

DuPont Teijin makes high-end PET films, as well as polymers, used for solar panels and medical equipment.

October 10, 2017 News

Aurora Plastics acquires compounder S&E Specialty Polymers

by Canadian Plastics

The purchase represents Aurora Plastics’ initial expansion into the TPE market. 

October 3, 2017 News

Name change for raw materials supplier

by Canadian Plastics

Alternative Rubber & Plastics Inc., an Amherst, N.Y.-based raw material supplier, has changed its name to ARP Materials.

September 23, 2017 News

DowDuPont starts up new Texas PE and ethylene units

by Canadian Plastics

The new unit will have annual production of almost 900 million lbs of Elite-brand enhanced PE and more than 3 billion pounds of new ethylene. More than 1 billion lbs of ethylene capacity are expected to be added to that unit.

September 20, 2017 News

Clariant, Huntsman reject call to cancel their merger

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Swiss chemical maker Clariant AG and U.S.-based Huntsman Corporation have reconfirmed their intention to merge in replying to an open letter from Clariant’s largest stakeholder criticizing the $20 billion deal.

September 19, 2017 News

BASF to buy Solvay’s nylon business

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based BASF said the purchase will complement its engineering plastics portfolio and expand its involvement in the transportation, construction, industrial applications, and consumer industries.

September 18, 2017 News

DowDuPont makes “targeted adjustments” for spin-off companies

by Canadian Plastics

The newly-merged DowDuPont chemical company will make what it calls “targeted adjustments” between its Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions to “better align these businesses with the end markets they serve.

September 13, 2017 News

Sabic opens PP pilot plant in the Netherlands

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical company Sabic has inaugurated a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and also announced plans for new state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location. An opening ceremony for the pilot plant and

August 30, 2017 News

BASF acquires filament producer Innofil3D

by Canadian Plastics

Innofil3D BV will play a “central role” in its production of filaments for 3D printing, BASF said.

August 28, 2017 News

Former SPE CEO De Vos joins Belgian masterbatch supplier Campine

by Canadian Plastics

Campine, headquartered in the city of Beerse, provides lead, antimony, and flame retardant masterbatch solutions.

August 26, 2017 News

New segment heads at Covestro

by Canadian Plastics

Germany polymer supplier Covestro has announced managerial changes in its polyurethanes and coatings, adhesives, specialties segments. Effective September 1, 2017, Dr. Markus Steilemann, who has been chief commercial officer with the board of management responsible innovation, marketing and sales, will

August 25, 2017 News

Toray to build PPS resin compound production facility in Hungary

by Canadian Plastics

The new PPS plant will be located in the Hungarian city of Nyergesujfalu at the European headquarters of Toray’s U.S. subsidiary Zoltek Inc.

August 15, 2017 News

Teknor Apex to build “innovation hub” in Germany

by Canadian Plastics

The U.S.-based compounder will build a 15,000-square-meter production facility in Germany that will also house a new European centre for plastics research and development.

August 7, 2017 News

Dow to build new $100 million innovation centre in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

The new facility, which will employ approximately 200 research and development employees, will focus on silicone science and organic chemistry, housing both lab and office space.

August 2, 2017 News

Ampacet opens masterbatch facility in Australia

by Canadian Plastics

In a move that will further increase its presence in Australia, U.S.-based masterbatch supplier Ampacet Corporation has opened a new masterbatch production facility in Dandenong, Australia – near Victoria – that will manufacture custom colours and additives. In a statement,

August 1, 2017 News

BASF to form 3D printing division

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Called BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, the group company will collaborate with researchers and application engineers from BASF and external partners, BASF said.